Paul Smith's College VIC Trail Sign (28 December 2012). Photo courtesy of D. Kirche.  Used by permission.

Maple Tapping Workshop:
5 March 2016
10:00 AM to noon

Paul Smith's College Maple Syrup.  Photo used by permission.Join the VIC sugaring crew from 10:00 AM to noon, as we tap the maples to begin the process of making syrup.  We'll talk about species identification, proper tapping techniques, enhancing your sugar bush, and the pros and cons of sugar bush locations.  We will demonstrate tapping trees for bags, buckets and tubing.  Weather and conditions permitting, we will be in the sugar bush coaxing the trees along. Cost: $20 per person; $10 per person for Friends of the VIC.

We also encourage VIC neighbors to participate in our community maple sugaring program. You collect the sap, and we process it to make beautiful sweet syrup.  For more information, contact Brian McDonnell at the VIC:

This session is part of the VIC's Maple Sugaring Program. The Paul Smith’s College VIC is collaborating with Cornell Maple to expand maple syrup and sugaring opportunities in the region.  The goals of the project are to train local producers, promote further growth in the industry, and provide maple syrup production information and education opportunities for the general public.

Explore the VIC

The Paul Smiths VIC offers a wide variety of programs throughout the year to educate and inform Adirondack Park residents and visitors about the natural wonders of the Adirondack Mountains. You can help support these programs by joining the Friends of the VIC. More information on Friends of the VIC memberships

Explore the Trails

The VIC trails are free and open to the public, from dawn to dusk, spring through fall. In winter, the trails are open to cross-country skiers and snowshoers for a fee. Day or season passes may be purchased.